BRPBS has just purchased a new british drama called DCI Banks during their "financial crisis". I have learned that Direct TV and Dish customers will lose BRPBS as well since the transmitters are completely shutting down. Tennessee or North Carolina PBS signals will be used instead of
WBRA/Roanoke on satellite providers. BRPBS could have chosen to operate at reduced power or kept one of the transmitters on. The coverage areas of the Norton and Roanoke transmitters actually adjoin each other near Marion.